Gallery: Sustainable Inspiration Found at the Scripps Oceanfront Confer...

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The Robert Paine Scripps Forum for Science, Society, and the Environment is a breathtaking oceanfront conference center that was meant to inspire, playing hosts to scientists from all around the world. Located on top of an ocean bluff, designers Safdie Rabines Architects had to take into consideration the strong winds, western sun, the existing grove of palms, and an ever-changing ocean providing the natural backdrop to the center settings. They felt it was important to create a building that played homage to its natural site and the research of the scientist who come to visit.

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